Tuesday, May 09, 2006

When I See Their Happy Faces, Smiling Back at Me

Last night the last episode of Seventh Heaven aired (SPOILER WARNING!!11!). The show has been on since 1996, so many people have literally grown up with the show during its 10-year lifespan. I have many fond memories of 7th Heaven...when I lived in North Carolina, my roommate Ronald and I would watch it every morning and make fun of its "messages" and backwards morality. V and I have had many laughs at it in recent years, too. And even though it is truly a horrible show which could seriously corrupt kids and ruin lives, it is nice to see the characters actually age and grow up as the show moves along, dealing with real-life issues and such.

So I expected the final episode to be a big deal. A powerful episode that brings the whole family together to tie up all their loose ends and end the show with a bang. Instead, we get....just another regular episode. I guess stuff happened, but nothing that couldn't happen in a normal episode. Nobody died, nobody was born, nothing. However, the usual 7th Heaven messages were there...the reverend reveals how much he hates his daughter and wants to screw up his son's life, when he fantasizes about Mary acting like an idiot while she ruins Simon's wedding. What a great dad. Then the show ends with the "miracle" of every character in the show being pregnant with twins, and Hillary Duff's sister coming in to tell Simon something about her kid, but never revealing what it is, so it ends in a cliffhanger. Oh...but...oops, it's the last episode so we'll never see what happens. Obviously it's Simon's kid, but still.

jessica_beil0028


Oh well, I'm still sad to see the show end. It taught me some important life lessons:

  • Life is all about having as many kids as possible as quickly as you can.
  • Do what religion says to do, even if it will ruin your life to do so.
  • If you engage in premarital sex and doing drugs, bad things will happen to you, even if they are not directly related to the sex or drugs.
  • Spying on your family and interfering with their lives, often behind their backs, is good parenting. It often results in hilarious situations and funky guitar music.


Bye 7th Heaven. I will miss you. Where can you go when the world don't treat you right? The answer is home. That's the one place you can find...7th Heaven. UUUUUUUUUNGH! , 7th Heaven.

6 comments:

sarah said...

by gar, you're a television scholar!

madamerouge said...

Did you like Jessica Biel as a coke-snorting college coed in The Rules of Attraction ? From the pictures on today's post, I'm guessing you generally approve of her.

Phronk said...

I generally approve. She's one of those sometimes-hot-sometimes-not people. And hell yeah, coke-snorting is always a turn-on.

madamerouge said...

naughty puppy!

George Larson said...

I don't really watch T.V.

I'm afeared that it will rot my brian.

However, you've shown me something with that post. There is a way for gay people to communicate privately in a public forum.

Hot chicks! I don't even care what that post said. I just stared for awhile and would'va moved on except for this epiphany!

Great post, my pal Phronk. Keep up the good work.

Jason said...

Girls can make babies. I seen it on tv.